🏁 First 100 days as a Product Leader, onboarding lessons from games & more / PM Snacks #40
Learn what to do in your first 100 days as a Product Leader, draw onboarding lessons from games, be gentle to crazy new ideas, and more
1️⃣ Product Leader's First 100 Days Plan
Sept 2017 • 3 min read • #execution #startHere
The most comprehensive resource I've read on how to begin as a Head Of Product. It is applicable for any product job, whether you are new in a company or just on a new product line. In a nutshell:
1/ Discover: the product, market & PMF; the company culture & processes; the people, from stakeholders to users
2/ Plan: find growth levers & main opportunities, draw product lines & objectives
3/ Execute: prioritise roadmaps & work on the team growth
2️⃣ Rituals for hypergrowth: how Youtube scaled
May 2021 • 6 min read • #execution #org
An inside look at how Youtube was organised after their acquisition by Google:
1/ 6 months strategic planning of big rocks: thx to two-pagers & 100$ allocation voting
2/ 6 weeks sprints dedicated to execution
3/ Some interesting principles like avoiding ad-hoc meetings (everything is scheduled), reserving a bullpen time (most meetings have a period without agenda & people have to stay in the room... unexpected conversations tend to happen), and writing traditional pre-reads (no presentation during the meeting)
3️⃣ Onboarding best practices from games
Jun 2021 • 4 min read • #ux #growth
Learn how games optimise the time to fun (= time to value) by teaching you while playing, progressively disclosing the complexity, and building up the user confidence. This thread uses examples from Call of Duty Mobile, Slack, Superhuman, etc.
4️⃣ Crazy New Ideas
May 2021 • 5 min watch • #manageyourself
I must confess: I've been guilty of dismissing other people's ideas. Usually because I'm quick to spot weakness in their arguments. Most often, this was because I needed validation and criticality was the quickest way to prove my worth. I now understand that it was the wrong approach. Most (interesting) ideas seem crazy at first. Most new ideas are ill-formed and easy to dismantle. True intelligence lies in protecting them and helping the person to refine them.
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